Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar have been vocal in the past about the importance of celebrating Valentine's Day as a "family." But RadarOnline.com has learned the parents of 20 are avoiding tradition this year and spending the romantic day far from home.
According to a promotional poster uploaded to the family's Facebook page, Michelle and Jim Bob are having a "date night" all the way in St. Johns, Michigan.
The flyer explains that the couple will visit a church at night and Michelle will be conducting a Q&A session for moms. The Duggars teased the event on their Facebook page with the caption, "You don't want to miss this great event!"
The Michigan trip mixes up the family's annual plans for the February holiday. Back in 2011, the Duggar matriarch explained on TLC.com that they like to celebrate the Hallmark holiday with the entire family.
"It's a really special time with the whole family getting around the table and spending time together," Michelle wrote at the time.
The Duggar mom explained the family began throwing a banquet on Valentine's Day starting in 2010.
"It was our way of expressing our gratefulness and our love for each other and the family, and celebrating how much family means to us," Michelle wrote. "It's so important to nurture that relationship."
Another "favorite" pastime for the family on Valentine's day is to help throw a banquet for single moms, she explained.
However, this year, the holiday seems to be strictly a Michelle and Jim Bob date night.
As Radar readers know, the Duggar family is expanding quickly. Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth are expecting. The couple was recently accused of posting an old bump photo, fueling that the Counting On star became pregnant before marriage.
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